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Wash Cycle

2023
In an eerie laundromat, a punk teen attempts to retrieve their stolen sock from a vengeful washing machine.
 
Written and Directed by Erika Totoro

Animatic

Wash Cycle was a collaborative stop-motion short film produced by a team of eight students during ten weeks at SCAD.
Final puppet body | Responsible for Art Direction
Puppet fabrication by Vivian Truijio
Costuming by Justine Shaw
Final head | Responsible for Art Direction
Fabrication by Vivian Truijio

Concept art & visual development

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shot design

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WASHER fabrication PROCESS

Lighting by Will Macuch
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Laser cut assets in MDF, Birch Wood and Acrylic 
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animation

fx animation 

To create the look of clothes in the washing machine, I did multiple tests to figure out the look that best fit the art design. Tests were done with fabric and needle felt with different versions of speeds and frame rates.

The animation was done on a multiplane downshoot with a layer of glass in between the felt and camera to create the look of water droplets on the glass. 

The final product was achieved with needle felt and a motion blur was created by moving the felt while the picture was being captured. 
Early test with fabric and low frame rate, no motion blur
Early test with needle felt and low frame rate, museum gel water droplets, no motion blur
Early test with needle felt and low frame rate, no motion blur
Final | Needle felt, low frame rate, museum gel water droplets, slight motion blur
Final | Needle felt, low frame rate, motion blur
Final Shot with Compositing
Zoom done practically with a dolly track
Animated with an 8mm lens
by Lilianna Martinez
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